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ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Long-Term Use of Pain Relievers for Muscle Pain: What Pharmacy Professionals Need to Know – 0.25 CE

Activity Overview

NSAIDs are considered the go-to treatment for conditions that manifest with fever, pain, or both. It is also commonly used to address different types of muscle pain. This course is designed to familiarize the pharmacists and the pharmacy technicians with NSAIDs, muscle pain, and how these two are related. This self-directed course is 0.25 credit CE. It can be completed using a mobile device or a laptop.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the recommended duration that NSAIDs should be used for muscle pain
  2. Describe the possible effects of using NSAIDs for prolonged periods

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the common types of NSAIDs
  2. Recognize the drugs that can have interaction with NSAIDs

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-843717.

Faculty Information

Jaimini Patel, RPH, PhD, MBA is a Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. She has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Jaimini Patel, RPH, PhD, MBA has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



0.25 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician: 

Activity Release Date

June 16, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

June 16, 2024

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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